Saturday, November 06, 2010

Inspiration


Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche was a siddha. He followed a great number of masters, and attained the highest degree of learnedness in most fields of knowledge. For us he was an embodiment of the original wakefulness of all buddhas, the lord of all mandalas -- a master who was indivisible from the mind of Padmasambhava. His heart was at peace in his compassionate resolve to liberate all beings. And it was this resolve that showed itself in the immense 'turning of the Wheel of Dharma' he manifested throughout his life.

Concerning guru yoga, there are outer, inner and innermost types of masters. The outer master is the one who explains us the general points of spiritual practice, how to begin the four times 100,000 preliminary practices. The inner master is the one who gives us Vajrayana empowerment and explains the meaning of the tantras, and how to implement the tantric teachings in our lives. The innermost master is the one who gives us the pointing out instruction, who 'brings us face to face' with the naked state of nondual awareness', so that we realize it in actuality within our own experience. In this way, the guru awakens the buddha from within our heart.

It is taught that compared to making offerings to all the buddhas of the ten directions there is more merit in making offerings to a single hair in one pore of the guru's body. So persevere in guru yoga. It is through the sincere practice of guru yoga that your three poison subside, that boundless samadhi unfold, and inconceivable benefit result; so definitely practice guru yoga.

Spoken by 4th Tsikey Chokling, Mingyur Dewey Dorje Trinley Kunkyab.

8 comments:

Paul said...

Mange tak for det.

anon-linker said...

http://i55.tinypic.com/27x07b9.jpg

pensum said...

nice pic, thanks anon.

anon-linker said...

Hi Pensum, a few more with a young Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche and a moving photo with a healing embrace for a young Taggie Mukpo.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_oJkMgCOAEH0/S4qyqKQ2TGI/AAAAAAAAAPQ/MswmuX-EhG8/s1600-h/lamas+group+picture.jpg

http://www.khenchenrinpoche.org/photo-bhutan.html

http://www.dilgokhyentsevancouver.ca/dilgo_khyentse_rinpoche_gallery3/content/Dilgo_Khyentse_Rinpoche__61_of_17__large.html

http://shambhalatimes.org/files/2010/07/hhdkr_lookingup_web_1.jpg

http://www.chronicleproject.com/stories_200.html

anon-linker said...

Neten Chokling movie on DKR: http://www.myrepublica.com/portal/index.php?action=news_details&news_id=25946

anon-linker said...

He was not only a great meditation master but also a true scholar of all schools and traditions, encouraging the age old genuine Buddhist tradition of analysis and free speech and debate as practiced in ancient India by Shakyamuni himself and Garab Dorje and continued in Tibet by Shantarakshita and Padmasambhava. His latest amazing book of commentary on Pithy Dzogchen instructions in English, "Zurchungpa's Testament", is an excellent follow up to the earlier and similar "The Hundred Verses of Advice". Excerpts:

The Hundred Verses of Advice: http://archive.thebuddhadharma.com/issues/2003/summer/neverborn_khyentse.html

PDF sample, Zurchungpa's Testament: http://www.snowlionpub.com/samples/ZUTE_SamplePgs.pdf

Lee said...

I recently read Dilgo Khyentse Rinopche's Brilliant Moon. I was wondering, how was it possible for him to offer 100,000 feast offerings so often? I'm not very familiar with the Nyingma tradition, is that a type of guru puja?

Erik Pema Kunsang said...

To Lee,

An accumulated feast offering means to chant the verse(s) for the feast fx 100,000 times. It doesn't mean to do a one or two hour long puja that many times - and so, it is entirely doable in about a month in retreat.